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Winners & Losers: Top Changes 2014-2016
Heavy drainers: Facebook, Spotify, and Instagram continue to top the list of the most resource-hungry apps across all areas: battery life, data traffic, and storage.
Lightweights: Several apps have cleaned up their act. Once ranking as top resource drainers, 9Gag, Netflix, Daily Mail, and Tumblr all dropped out of the Top 10 in the past two years.
New to the list: Google Maps (2016), AppLock (first part of 2016), and BBM (2015) joined the ranks of most resource hungry apps.
The top battery drainers continue to be chat apps (WhatsApp, ChatON) and streaming services (Samsung AllShare).
The most storage hungry apps are news readers (e.g., NY Times) and chat apps.
The apps that drain your mobile data volume aren’t the ones you’d suspect: No surprise that Netflix and Spotify appeared on this list; but it’s Amazon and the Weather Channel that eat up the 3G/4G allowance!
Games like the Candy Crush Saga, Clash of Clans, and My Talking Tom/Angela are still very resource hungry on Android – avoid them if you’re nowhere near a power plug!
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